Pirbuterol inhaler Side Effects
Please note - some side effects for Pirbuterol inhaler may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: inhalation aerosol
Cardiovascular side effects have included palpitations and peripheral vasodilation, commonly resulting in reflex tachycardia. Blood pressure may increase or decrease. Higher doses may rarely aggravate angina, myocardial ischemia, or cause atrial or ventricular arrhythmias.
Although most studies have not revealed a significant effect of pirbuterol on blood pressure or heart rate, anecdotally significant increases have been noted. Aggravation of angina may be due to tachycardia produced by pirbuterol. Supraventricular premature beats and ventricular tachycardia have also been reported. Higher doses of pirbuterol should be used with caution in patients with cardiac disease, arrhythmias, or hypertension. All of these effects are dose-related and lower doses may be tolerated.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included tremors, especially at higher doses.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, dry mouth, and diarrhea.
Metabolic side effects have included hypokalemia and, less commonly, hyperglycemia.
Nervous system side effects have included nervousness, dizziness, insomnia, and headache.
Respiratory side effects have included cough. Rare instances of paradoxical bronchoconstriction have been associated with the use of pirbuterol.Top
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